Freedom of Choice or Choice of Freedom 2
We concluded, in the previous blog, that the “freedom to choose” is inherent in God’s creation. However, God warns His intelligent creation that unrestrained exercise of “freedom to choose” leads to loss of freedom. Also, the physical nature of God’s creation indicates that an unrestricted “freedom of choice” does not imply the “freedom of unrestricted choice.” While we are infinitely free to choose, the available choice, however, is not infinite in number. We, in our universe and our current state, have only two (2) things to choose from, the good or the evil; or, life or death; Deuteronomy 30:19, 20. We must realize that only one of the two will go into eternity; the other will cease to exist. God will remain for eternity; the evil will be no more.
Someone might ask, ‘what is the utility of “freedom to choose” if the choice is limited’? To answer the above, we must distinguish between the “intelligent choice” and the experience of “intelligent choice.” If we choose the “good” we are free to experience it in any of the infinite numbers of ways to do it; but, in doing so, we are forbidden to infringe on freedom of other intelligent beings and the nature alike. Our varied experience of good could neither change nor alter the nature of good. Because the “good” leads to a successful eternity; the experience of it will also result in a happy and pleasant eternity. The experience of “evil” likewise, is varied, but it does not, and it could not lead to eternity. The choice of evil is opposed to good, and it leads to a cliff from which, those who choose evil, will fall into the eternal abyss with no way out.
“‘Everything is permissible’ – but not everything is beneficial. ‘Everything is permissible’ – but not everything is constructive.” (1 Corinthians 10:23, NIV) We all could blindly jump into conclusions, but we could not do so with an assurance of safe landing. “Freedom of Choice” OR? You choose.
More to follow.